NEWS AND NOTES

Publications

Bob Brill, professor of psychology, co-authored a paper with David Gilfoil of DeSales University, based on their collaborative work within a Department of Labor’s Wall Street West grant, coordinated by the Lehigh Valley Research Consortium. Their paper, “Developing and Implementing a Measure of Sustainability for Workforce and Economic Developments Projects in Northeast Pennsylvania,” was recently published in the December issue of the Journal of Business & Economic Research.  

Shari Dunham, assistant professor of chemistry, Steve Dunham, assistant professor of chemistry, and three of their former students— Bryn (Lipovsky) Moore '06, Todd Remaley '08, and Debra Evans '09—co-authored a paper published in Inorganic Chemistry, a leading journal in the field. “Isolation, Characterization, and DNA Binding Kinetics of Three Dirhodium(II,II) Carboxyamidate Complexes” [http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ic1023532] appears in the March 23, 2011 issue of the publication. The paper represents five years of faculty-student collaborative research on the DNA interactions of these antitumor active rhodium compounds. Look for a complete article on their achievement in the next issue of InCommon.

Naomi Gal, Comenius professor of language and literature, recently completed a translation of Rovno, Ukraine: Rowne; sefer zikaron (Rowno; a memorial to the Jewish community of Rowno, Wolyn) for JewishGen, which disseminates information about the Holocaust and destroyed Jewish communities. Professor Gal worked from the 591-page1956 Hebrew text, available at the New York Public Library Rovno (1956). Professor Gal wishes to thank project coordinator Ann Glickman Goldberg, who teaches ESL at the Comenius Center, for making the project possible. [Link to translation: http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/rovno/rovno.html]

Presentations

In March, psychology professor Bob Brill and his colleague David Gilfoil of DeSales University presented their paper “Practical Measurement Challenges in the Development of a Sustainability Index for the Financial Service Industry” to the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators in Houston, Texas. The paper was part of the Marketing Metrics track.

Gary Olson,  professor of political science, presented his paper “The Neuropolitics of Empathy and Neoliberal Culture” at the 69th Annual Conference of the Midwest
Political Science Association at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, on April 2, 2011.

Other News

Cynthia Dretel ’10, who graduated from Moravian with honors in music last spring, has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to pursue her studies in Poland. When she returns, she will begin graduate studies at McGill University.

Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology and director of the Learning in Common Curriculum, recently served as an external reviewer of the Department of Psychology of Beloit College in Beloit, Wis. Beloit enrolls approximately 1,300 students from 49 states. Dunn and his colleague, Dr. Debra Hull of Wheeling Jesuit University, spent two days meeting with faculty, students, and administrators at Beloit to talk about the psychology program.

Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology, wrote “Catching the Drift of Academically Adrift” about the book Academically Adrift on his April 1 blog for Psychology Today. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/head-the-class/201104/catching-the-drift-academically-adrift.

The work of Michael Burmeister, adjunct art instructor, is featured in Area Artists 2011, a four-person show that opened at Lehigh University April 11 and runs through August 26. An opening reception will be held Thursday April 21, 5-7 p.m. in Lehigh's Siegel Gallery.

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